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05-06-2019, 11:45 AM   #1
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Hello There

Hey guys, Saintwa here from Holland.

I am quite new to this, have been doing photography for less than a year now.

I have always been fascinated by cameras and the art of photography but it was only after rediscovering my dads old nikon film camera (relatively old) that I got starded.

Right now I am shooting with a nikon d3200 but I feel like I am missing some focal lenghts and looks. I got here after doing my research on good and affordable vintage lenses. Great forum!
I would love to learn more about photography here

By the way does anyone know if vintage pentax lenses , m42 and k mount, can be adapted to the f mount? Or will that be a problem?
(F.e. canon fd lenses can not be adapted to nikon f due to the focussing distance)

*Fun fact, my dad used to shoot pentax back in the days and he loved it

05-06-2019, 11:51 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard! I don't think you have very many options when adapting to Nikon, unfortunately- see the thread below:

Pentax (K) lenses on Nikon Body, possible? - PentaxForums.com

One alternative, if you want to use vintage lenses, would be to pick up a cheap Pentax or Canon camera. You can use both with M42 lenses, and you can use K-mount lenses on Canon if you neuter the aperture lever (this lowers the value of the lens so it's not something I'd recommend doing often).

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05-06-2019, 12:43 PM   #3
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Welcome!

Years ago I put a split-prism focus screen in my K10D, it worked well. I haven't tried with the K5 or K3II, though they seem better at unmodified manual focus anyway. It's an easy way to use those old fully-manual lenses, though - and inexpensive on an old body!

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Hello Everyone,

Thank you for your replies!

Also thank you Adam!

I love the warm and charakteristic looks of vintage glass, such a shame I can't adapt.. even Nikon vintage glass is just so outrageously expensive..

I will look in to multiple options then ^^ perhaps a Mirrorless system?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Saintwa Quote
Hello Everyone,

Thank you for your replies!

Also thank you Adam!

I love the warm and charakteristic looks of vintage glass, such a shame I can't adapt.. even Nikon vintage glass is just so outrageously expensive..

I will look in to multiple options then ^^ perhaps a Mirrorless system?
The nice thing about mirrorless is that you can adapt just about anything. There are lots of Sony A7 users doing the same thing

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Welcome aboard, as others have suggested... get yourself an older Pentax body and then your good to go with the fine vintage Pentax glass.
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